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    Nemtsov Murder Suspect May Have Confessed Under Torture
    Mar11

    Nemtsov Murder Suspect May Have Confessed Under Torture

    A member of the Kremlin’s human rights council says there are reasons to believe the prime suspect in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov confessed under torture. Andrei Babushkin told reporters Wednesday that he had seen “numerous wounds” on the body of Zaur Dadayev during a visit to the suspect’s...

    US Envoy: Eastern Ukraine, Crimea Under  ‘Reign of Terror’
    Mar11

    US Envoy: Eastern Ukraine, Crimea Under ‘Reign of Terror’

    A top U.S. diplomat for Europe says citizens in large parts of war-torn eastern Ukraine and Crimea are living under “a reign of terror” spawned by a new influx of Russian military hardware. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, speaking Tuesday, told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Russian tanks, armored...

    Lavrov Blasts EU’s Tusk Over Ukraine Comments
    Mar10

    Lavrov Blasts EU’s Tusk Over Ukraine Comments

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday for “stirring up tensions” between Moscow and the bloc against what he said was a desire by some member states for better ties with the Kremlin. Lavrov, speaking at a news conference in Moscow after talks with visiting Spanish Foreign Minister Jose...

    War in Ukraine Leaves Many Elderly in a Vulnerable Position
    Mar10

    War in Ukraine Leaves Many Elderly in a Vulnerable Position

    In eastern Ukraine, the elderly are left especially vulnerable by the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The UN estimates that more than half of those displaced by the fighting are seniors, who often suffer from ill health, anxiety and a lack of basic services. Patrick Wells reports from Debaltseve, Ukraine....

    Obama, EU Chief Meet in Washington for Talks on Ukraine
    Mar09

    Obama, EU Chief Meet in Washington for Talks on Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting Monday in Washington with the head of the European Council for talks on strategy aimed at countering Russian efforts to redraw the borders of Ukraine. Ahead of the meeting, the White House accused Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine of blocking European truce observers from fully monitoring...

    Putin Recounts How He Gave Orders to ‘Save’ Yanukovych, ‘Return’ Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin Recounts How He Gave Orders to ‘Save’ Yanukovych, ‘Return’ Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he ordered security officials in February 2014 to make plans to “save the life” of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s then-president, and to start planning for Russia’s annexation of Crimea. In a trailer aired Sunday on state television channel Rossiya-1 for an upcoming documentary, Putin...

    Germany’s Merkel Reminds Japan to Face Wartime Past
    Mar09

    Germany’s Merkel Reminds Japan to Face Wartime Past

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during her visit to Japan on Monday that Russia’s actions in Eastern Ukraine are jeopardizing the free world order but said diplomacy could still resolve the situation. “But this free world order is anything but a matter of course, rather it is in jeopardy. Through the annexation of Crimea in violation...

    Report: Suspect in Nemtsov Killing Served in Chechen Police Unit
    Mar08

    Report: Suspect in Nemtsov Killing Served in Chechen Police Unit

    One of the men detained on suspicion of killing Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya, Russian news agencies quoted a law enforcement official as saying. Nemtsov was shot dead on the night of Feb. 27 within sight of the Kremlin walls, in the most high-profile killing of an opposition...

    EU Ministers Discuss Ukraine Cease-fire
    Mar07

    EU Ministers Discuss Ukraine Cease-fire

    European Union foreign ministers met for a second day in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday, devoting most of their time to the crisis in Ukraine. Many ministers pinned their hopes for peace on the success of the latest Minsk cease-fire agreement and said the EU should only consider tightening sanctions on Russia if the agreement was...

    2 Arrested for Nemtsov Murder
    Mar07

    2 Arrested for Nemtsov Murder

    Russia has arrested two suspects for the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the head of Russia’s federal security Alexander Bortnikov told state television. Bortnikov said Saturday the two men he identified as Anzor Gubashev and Zaur Dadayev were from the North Caucasus region, but he gave no other details. It was not clear if...

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